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Jukasa News Update – Tuesday, April 3, 2018


Researchers in Australia say indigenous Australian language all come from one common ancestor.
Linguists have theorized for decades that one language, called proto Australian is the mother of all indigenous languages.
Now, after a three year investigation, experts from Western Sydney University and the University of Newcastle say the evidence shows that the 250 indigneous languages of Australia were all born from one mother language about 12,000 years ago.
Researchers are hoping the discovery will lead to a better understanding of how words were shared between language groups in the past to help reinvigorate and preserve indigenous terminology in the future.

Ontario researchers say real-time monitoring of water conditions on First Nations communities could significantly reduce boil water advisories on reserves across Canada.
Officials from the University of Guelph say in a new study that monitoring flow rates and chlorine levels in communities with ongoing water issues could reduce advisories by 36 percent if day to day monitoring were put in place in communities across the country.
A high number of Canada’s boil water advisories on first nations reserves, about 80%, due to problems with equipment or water samples needing to be shipped out of remote communities for testing — and not due to actual safety of the water quality.

Toronto’s Pride committee is asking the Toronto Police to not participate in this years parade.
The group released a statement Monday evening, saying the Toronto police dismissed concerns over an increasing number of missing gay men from the city’s gay district — something they believe allowed an accused serial killer to target and murder several gay men in the village.
Earlier this year, a 66 year old man was charged with first degree murder in the disappearance and death of six men from the Church and Wellesley area.
Several of the city’s LGBTQ organizations also signed onto the statement saying the relationship between the city’s gay community and the police can not be mended through a parade.

Police in Hamilton have charged a 60-year-old local woman with attempted murder.
Investigators say a 61-year-old man was critically injured early Saturday evening during a dispute over the rental of a room.
They allege the suspect was upset over non payment of rent and the possibility that bed bugs had been brought into the unit by the man who was injured.
Police say a weapon was recovered at the scene and that they believe the suspect had consumed alcohol prior to the incident.
No names or other information was immediately released.

 No winning ticket was sold for the $5 million jackpot in Saturday night’s Lotto 649 draw.
However, a total of 26 guaranteed prizes of $1 million each were handed out.
One winning ticket was sold in Atlantic Canada, two in Quebec, 17 in Ontario and six in the Prairies.
The jackpot for the next Lotto 649 draw on April 4 will be approximately $7 million.

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